Really looking forward to being part of this exhibition that includes regional, national and international artists, opening TODAY, 31st March 2018, at Neo Gallery 23 in Bolton – 2-4pm.
The Market Place
Preview Saturday 31st March 2 – 4pm
31st March – 20th May
Thursday – Sunday 11am – 5pm
Free Admission – Gallery is fully accessible
Invited artists are Eric Pickersgill, Alastair Peat, Ashokkumar D Mistry, Bex Ilsley, Carolyn Curtis-Magri, Elliot Brown, Guli Silberstein, Helen Wheeler, Henry/Bragg, Dr Jacqueline Wylie, Janette Byrne, Keith Brown, Liliana Robins, Louise Garman, Oliver Blight, Paul Turnock, Said Afifi, Sally A Hayes, Tess Baxter and Zlatko Cosic.
“Curated by Lucy Harvey, a studio holder, it’s an admirably outward-looking show: rather than focusing specifically on the Rogue artists’ plight, the exhibition explores the shifting place and purpose of production in the city more generally. Works such as Helen Wheeler’s ‘What Was Is No Longer’, a nostalgic image of factory towers disappearing into over-exposure on a tear drop-shaped piece of photosensitive glass, make the tacit argument that industry, once the mainstay of Manchester’s identity, is steadily being eliminated. The original functionality of the factory is translated into a decorative object, highlighting the irony of the ‘industrial chic’ aesthetic that prevails in mills repurposed for commercial and residential use.”
I am absolutely over the moon to have won this years Bankley Open Call 2016 with my piece ‘Begin Well, End Better’. Looking forward to planning and creating my solo show in the wonderful Bankley Gallery space in 2017.
Exhibition Private View and Awards Ceremony: 7th October 2016, 6-9pm
The annual open exhibition invites contemporary artists living within the UK, working in any 2D media, video, or sculpture, to be in with a chance of both participating in the Open Call group exhibition and winning Bankley’s prize.
This year the selection panel included:
Poppy Bowers – Exhibition Curator at The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Ann Bukantas – Head of Fine Art at Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Katie Rutherford – Director & Curator at Object / A, Manchester
Charlie Booth – Programme Co-ordinator at Redeye Photography Network
Matt Davies – Artist, Winner of Bankley Open Call 2015
Begin Well, End Better
Exhibition continues Saturdays and Sundays 12 – 4pm until 22nd October 2016